President George Weah makes surprise comeback for Liberia against Nigeria [Watch]

President George Weah makes surprise comeback for Liberia against Nigeria [Watch]

Once one of the most feared strikers in world football, George Weah made a comeback to football in an International friendly against Nigeria after hanging up his boots 15 years ago.

 


Media reports said Weah, who led the attack and showed glimpses of the class that made him a household name around the world, received a standing ovation from fans when he was substituted on 79 minutes.

 

Goals from Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo helped Nigeria to a 2-0 lead before the hosts pulled one back through a Kpah Sherman penalty late in the game.

 

Weah enjoyed a career in Europe spanning nearly a decade and a half that saw him play for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille in France, AC Milan in Italy and English sides Manchester City and Chelsea.

 

As well as being named the 1995 World Footballer of the Year, he also won the Ballon d’Or in the same year and remains the only African to win either award.

 

Weah’s popularity from his playing career saw him secure a landslide run-off win last December in Liberia’s presidential elections.

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